Lovecomps
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April 26th, 2019 at 7:15:45 PM permalink
With the Stanley Cup playoffs underway, I thought I'd see what everyone thinks earns the title of the best sports movie in category.

Hockey: Slapshot

Baseball: Tie; Major League and the original, politically incorrect, Bad News Bears.

Football: North Dallas Forty. If you've never seen it (and lots of people haven't) get it from Netflix ASAP.

Basketball: I don't think there's ever been one worth mentioning.
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April 26th, 2019 at 7:21:30 PM permalink
Not even sure I can think of many more sports movies. Mighty ducks, league of their own, replacements,
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April 26th, 2019 at 7:23:36 PM permalink
Quote: Lovecomps

With the Stanley Cup playoffs underway, I thought I'd see what everyone thinks earns the title of the best sports movie in category.

Hockey: Slapshot

Baseball: Tie; Major League and the original, politically incorrect, Bad News Bears.

Football: North Dallas Forty. If you've never seen it (and lots of people haven't) get it from Netflix ASAP.

Basketball: I don't think there's ever been one worth mentioning.



Hockey: Youngbloods

Baseball: The Natural

Football: Jerry MaGuire; The Longest Yard

Basketball: Hoosiers
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Rigondeaux
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April 26th, 2019 at 7:49:24 PM permalink
Baseketball: Baseketball.
billryan
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April 26th, 2019 at 7:57:38 PM permalink
There was late 1970s basketball movie called One on One that was very good but it might not have aged well.
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April 26th, 2019 at 8:02:31 PM permalink
Hockey. Slapshot
Basketball. Hoosier
Football. The Longest Yard, North Dallas Forty
Baseball. Major League. Distant 2nd. Bull Durham, hon. Mention. Field of Dreams
Ice skating. The Cutting Edge
Golf. Legend of Bagger Vance, Tin Cup (tie)
Running. Chariots of Fire
Boxing. Rocky, Million Dollar Baby (tie)
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kuma
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April 26th, 2019 at 10:05:32 PM permalink
Basketball = The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
megapixels
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April 26th, 2019 at 10:51:58 PM permalink
Smokey and the Bandit. <== that's sports, right?
Ayecarumba
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April 26th, 2019 at 11:01:23 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Hockey. Slapshot
Basketball. Hoosier
Football. The Longest Yard, North Dallas Forty
Baseball. Major League. Distant 2nd. Bull Durham, hon. Mention. Field of Dreams
Ice skating. The Cutting Edge
Golf. Legend of Bagger Vance, Tin Cup (tie)
Running. Chariots of Fire
Boxing. Rocky, Million Dollar Baby (tie)



Golf: Caddyshack
Football: The Blindside; Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Ice Skating: Ronin
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darkoz
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April 27th, 2019 at 5:01:35 AM permalink
Perhaps overlooked a bit but best sports OTHER GENRE films.

Mash - film culminates in exciting football game.

Boys in Company C - film culminates in exciting soccer game

Mad Magazine's Up The Academy - film culminates in hilarious soccer game

Absent Minded Professor - film culminates in exciting and hilarious basketball game.

There are probably a few more I can name
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